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Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1520
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Offers information on this popular tourist destination. Open 364 days a year and ready to assist with accommodations, events and things to do on Catalina Island.
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1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

They have so many good suggestions regarding different tours and also you can get a map of the island. Very nice and very helpful people.

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Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you! Glad to have been of service. Come back soon!

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The people working here are very helpful when you want to know about what tours to take etc. If you ever need any info about the island this is the place to go

Thank Trisha C
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Visitors Bureau is the place to start your day on the Island. Full of helpful information and the staff is quite pleasant. If you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist.

Thank hungrynomore2016
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Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank so much for the positive review and even more so, for visiting Catalina Island!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

They were so amazing, I really feel like i got an authentic insight into what it’s like to live in Catalina as well as see a new perspective. Thank you - great idea to book events here

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Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Awe shucks, you make us blush! Thank you so much for visiting Catalina Island and making use of the Catalina Island Visitor Center!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We have been visiting San Diego in October for some time now and were urged each time by a personal friend to visit Catalina Island. This time we made the trek via the Catalina Express. The port area is nice with shops and a small...More

Thank Lynne0725
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Every time I have been in LA I wanted to visit Catalina Island. This time I finally did and was thrilled with what was there. It all began in Long Beach where we boarded the Catalina Express. The cost was $66.50 @ (senior rate). You...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

There are lots of brochures describing the places to go, things to do, and of course, restaurants, There is a volunteer to answer questions.

Thank BFWPa
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Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank You! Come back soon!

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

VC Staff was great in answering our questions as this was our first visit to Catalina Island. A bit busy tho since there was a cruise ship in the harbor.

Thank Napunani
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Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Glad to be of service! Come back soon.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

When going to a new place I like to visit the visitor center and Catalina is no exception.... it helps to get a list fo places to see.. .

Thank Jerry P
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Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Glad to be of service! Happy Travels.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Everyone was so accommodating at all the activities that we participated in. We enjoyed snorkeling and parasailing and both companies were friendly and took their time with us explaining everything. We had a blast at both activities!!!

Thank Steven C
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Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you so much for the review and especially for visiting Catalina Island!

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Jeanne P
10 May 2018|
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Response from Jim L | Property representative |
Hello Jeanne: Snorkeling is allowed for free at both Casino Point Dive Park and in Lover's Cove. In addition there are many locations around the island but outside of Avalon that are freely available, but less accessible... More
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Sanjay P
29 November 2016|
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Response from actgurlinva | Property representative |
Hello Sanjay, There are currently no tours from Avalon to Two Harbors available. The best way to get to Two Harbors is via Catalina Express, direct from San Pedro. Most shops and restaurants will be open for business during... More
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Andrea S
3 October 2015|
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Response from Jim L | Property representative |
There are many options for condo rentals for vacation stays. The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau has a large section on its website devoted to vacation rentals with listings that include condominiums... More
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